June 21, 2008
For the most part, I am not a Mom who worries. God has blessed me with a gift of great faith, and that has helped me to learn to really put all of my worries and cares into His hands. And so, sending Cam off to camp for a week is not a big deal. He and Laura have been away for longer... visiting Gramma & Grampa... or traveling with Gran & Grandad. People ask me if I miss them while they are away... and it makes me sound like a bad Mom, but...no. I think it is so good for everyone, this time we all have away from each other. When they are away I'm always just so excited for them and the new experiences and opportunities they are lucky enough to enjoy. That being said, I loved getting a letter in the mail from my son while he was at camp... it didn't say much- but a letter is a letter... and it did say "I love you!" Maybe I didn't miss him while he was away... but I did think about him, and wondered what he was up to... and it sure felt great to put my arms around him today when we picked him up. And when I asked him if he missed me, he gave me this puzzled look, as if to say, "Really, Mom?" I think he was far to busy having too much fun to even think about missing us... and that is just the way it should be.